<
>

No. 15 Georgia cruises past Florida in SEC opener

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Cori Chambers scored 23 points and Janese Hardrick added 19 to help No. 15 Georgia beat Florida 89-57 in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams Thursday night.

The Lady Bulldogs (13-2) used a 15-4 run early in the first half to take a 28-12 advantage with 9:07 left. Chambers had 10 points in the spurt, including two 3-pointers.

Florida (6-10) responded with a 6-0 run, but Georgia countered with one of its own. The Lady Bulldogs took a 52-23 halftime lead when Hardrick scored on a layup, Ashley Houts hit a 3-pointer and Hardrick made a 3 with 11 seconds left in the half.

Marshae Dotson led the Gators with 20 points and nine rebounds. Sha Brooks, Florida's top scorer at 15.3 points, finished with 10 points and five turnovers.

Tasha Humphrey, Georgia's leading scorer, got into foul trouble and had only eight points in 16 minutes. Angel Robinson added 10 points off the bench.